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Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Using Delays to Your Advantage: Lessons From the Launch of Gesture-Controlled Gadget Myo

Don’t let your product’s launch get in the way of building your business.

What's Trending With… Jason Silva? The Former Current TV Host Turned YouTube Star on Big Ideas

YoungEntrepreneur.com columnist and 'What's Trending' host Shira Lazar sat down with the ever inspiring Jason Silva. Here, he dishes on where the best ideas come from and how to cultivate them.
Stop Searching for 'The Next Big Thing:' Tips for Building the Best Business for You

Stop Searching for 'The Next Big Thing:' Tips for Building the Best Business for You

You don't need a revolutionary business idea to find success in entrepreneurship. Here are five steps for launching a startup that's ideal for you.
The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Northeast Powers Up Clean-Energy Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1.5 million in fuel-cell technology innovation.
Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

Alabama Aids Advanced Defense Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration has invested more than $1 million in a group of Northern Alabama small businesses focused on defense and space technologies.
Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

Ohio Gets Strong On Flexible Electronics Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration invests over $1 million in a cluster specializing in the new science of flexible electronic components.
Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

Illinois Sparks an Electricity Efficiency Cluster

The Small Business Administration invested more than $1 million to support entrepreneur participation in a growing ecosystem of 'smart grid' technology.
A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

A Flock of Airports Lifts Up Michigan's Upper Peninsula

SBA invests $1.2 million in aviation companies in the state best known for making cars.
The Goliath of Big Data Meets Its David

The Goliath of Big Data Meets Its David

In a world where file storage needs run to 1.8 trillion gigabytes, Silicon Valley startup Peaxy hopes to make it easier than ever for businesses to manage their data.
San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

San Diego Warms to Defense Technology Entrepreneurs

The SBA invests in startups focused on cyber-security, unmanned air vehicles and renewable energy.
How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

How InstaEDU Is Tapping the Online Education Market

With $1.1 million in seed funding, a new startup is connecting students electronically with tutors from top universities.
A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

A Geospatial Tech Hub Puts Mississippi on Map

SBA invests more than $1 million into a community of mapping and location-based technology startups surrounding the NASA Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.
When Customers Get Angry, This Startup Seeks to Help

When Customers Get Angry, This Startup Seeks to Help

Modria, a conflict-resolution platform built from eBay and PayPal software, seeks to resolve disputes between consumers and businesses.
In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

In Monterey Bay, an Agricultural Tech Cluster Blossoms

Part of an SBA pilot progam, a unique California cluster aims to bring together tech entrepreneurs and the region's big farms to keep the agriculture industry thriving
Belly App Converts 'Damn Paper Punchcards' to Digital

Belly App Converts 'Damn Paper Punchcards' to Digital

Customer loyalty is important to small business -- but what consumer wants yet another rewards card? Logan LaHive's venture-backed startup offers a digital solution.
The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

The Carolinas Concentrate on Nuclear Energy

North and South Carolina businesses cluster together to be a leader in the nuclear energy industry.
A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political Process

A Buzzworthy Startup Rethinks the Political Process

Backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights, Votizen co-founder Jason Putorti talks to us about changing the future of campaigning.
A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A Defense Cluster Grows in Minnesota

A look at how the Defense Alliance in St. Paul, one of 10 economic clusters in an SBA pilot program, is nurturing energy entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs Take Lead in Building Vibrant Startup Communities

Entrepreneurs Take Lead in Building Vibrant Startup Communities

A long-term commitment and philosophy of inclusiveness are critical to sustainability and growth.
The Man Who's Turning Cities Into Trivia Games

The Man Who's Turning Cities Into Trivia Games

We interview the CEO of a mobile gaming startup that helps urbanites get to know their cities better.
3 Hot Tech Startups Burning Up L.A.'s 'Silicon Beach'

3 Hot Tech Startups Burning Up L.A.'s 'Silicon Beach'

In startup world, Southern California is giving Silicon Valley a run for its money.
Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld

Keys to a Thriving Startup Scene From VC Veteran Brad Feld

Brad Feld of the VC firm Foundry Group has funded some the biggest tech success stories of the last decade. He shares his thoughts about the state of the startup scene.
Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

Why One Young Entrepreneur Turned Down Mark Cuban on Shark Tank

A recent grad reveals why he walked away from $200,000 for his coat-check technology.
Are You the Next Steve Jobs? A New Reality TV Show Might Be Looking for You

Are You the Next Steve Jobs? A New Reality TV Show Might Be Looking for You

Simon Cowell and will.i.am are at the helm of a new show searching for the next great tech leader.
9 U.S. Cities You Wouldn't Think Are Hubs for Tech Startups

9 U.S. Cities You Wouldn't Think Are Hubs for Tech Startups

Beyond Silicon Valley and Silicon Alley, these are the places you'll find financial and other support for your business ideas.

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